If you seek a solution to your seasonal staffing needs, American Work Experience (AWE) may be just the answer you are looking for. As an authorized sponsor of the J-1 cultural exchange visa, AWE provides employers with qualified enthusiastic seasonal staff from around the world. This legal staffing solution will provide you with international staff for four months out of the year, depending on the country of origin. Whether you need summer staff or winter staff, we offer an exciting alternative that will not only fill your staffing needs, but also add an international cultural dynamic to your establishment.
We provide staff from a variety of backgrounds with a wide array of experience in areas such as kitchen, maintenance, housekeeping, and office, among others. AWE applicants will be between the ages of 18 to 28 and will be full-time university students in their home country. All applicants are fully screened through a detailed application process and are evaluated on their language ability, if English is not their native language.
American Work Experience is dedicated to providing a quality cultural exchange experience for all who take part in our program. We strive to ensure both participants and employers have a successful and enjoyable experience by providing excellent individualized service and ensuring each applicant is placed with a job or position that is appropriate to his or her skills and experiences.
Why Use AWE?
AWE is committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients. We do our best to provide a quality experience for everyone through individualized service and excellent benefits. As a designated sponsor of a J-1 cultural exchange program, AWE has been thoroughly screened by the United States State Department and must report annually on our activities and programs. For this reason and because we believe in the value of cultural exchange and enabling the most positive experience for all, we take the time to screen each participant and employer for suitability to the program and their motivations for participation.
AWE offers a choice in how you go about the recruitment process. For those who want the option to recruit their own staff and want help in the facilitation of the visa process, we offer the Independent Option-Self-Arranged Job option. For those who would like support in finding quality staff and the ease of using our matching service, we offer our Placement Option.
Through the Independent Option- Self-Arranged Job Option, you have the flexibility of recruiting your international staff through your own efforts. Once you have hired an applicant, you simply have them contact AWE Europe and they will finalize the hiring process. AWE provides the applicant with a formalized Placement Offer on your behalf and will provide all necessary documentation for the J-1 visa.
Through the Placement Option, you have access to AWE’s individualized matching service and hundreds of pre-screened applicants. You simply tell us your staffing needs and we will make every effort to match your request with the skills and experiences of our applicants. Once you have selected your staff, AWE will provide a formalized Placement Offer on your behalf and begin to facilitate the J-1 process.
Regardless of the
option selected, All employers must
complete the "AWE
Employer registration form".
This will enable zou to log-in to our system at
generate the AWE Employment agreements
by creating job locations and job positions and assign students to these
This agreement is used to solidify the placement details for your staff
and allows us to provide them with the information they need to process
their visa and arrive at your doorstep on time.
All AWE applicants, regardless of whether they participate through the Independent Option or the Placement Option, must meet with the AWE representative in their country of origin to confirm suitability for the program and student status. This will ensure the smooth processing of their paperwork and the visa process.
Regardless of which option you choose, AWE does not charge any placement fees. We simply ask that employers pay AWE participants an hourly wage comparable to American staff and that you either provide housing or assistance in locating housing.
How to participate
If you would like to join the AWE program, please complete the following details and return the form to American Work Experience, 335 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT, 06830 or fax it back to 203-869-6491. As soon as we receive your form we will contact you to discuss your staffing needs and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you! To complete the form, please, click here.